Over the past few years, Cancun has become an increasingly popular travel destination. And it’s easy to see why – this Mexican island is truly beautiful. Five years ago it was all about Malaga, Zante, and Magaluf; now it’s all about Cancun. If this summer you’re hoping to hit the white sandy shores of this party island, you had better start planning. Bearing in mind that this is one of the most popular summer vacation spots, the sooner you book, the better.

Wondering why this is such a popular holiday spot – let me fill you in. Thanks to the fact it’s hot, has plenty of beaches, lots of things to see and do, and vibrant nightlife, Cancun has become a hotspot for tourists. Of course, Spain also offers a lot of the same things, but as Cancun is the new summer place to be, it’s incredibly popular.

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Love the sound of taking a trip here this summer? Then keep reading for all the best tips and tricks for planning your trip.

Choose where you stay carefully

When it comes to picking where you stay, it’s best to opt for somewhere that comes recommended. While a lovely holiday destination, some parts of Cancun can be a little dodgy, so you need to be smart about where you stay. As a rule of thumb, steer clear of downtown Cancun, and stick to places that are close to the beach in the main resort area. While these hotels can be a little pricey, if you take a look at some Cancun holiday packages, you should be able to find a good deal. Obviously, before you pick a hotel, it’s important to research it and read the reviews on Tripadvisor.

Book your transfers at the same time as your tickets

When it comes to booking your plane tickets, you’ll most probably be looking for the best deal. There are plenty of deals online for plane tickets; it’s just a case of working out what the best option is. As well as booking your tickets in advance, it’s also worth getting your transfers booked. Don’t make the mistake of sorting out your transfers once you arrive, as in peak season you could be waiting hours. It’s best to get them booked early, so that you won’t have to wait around at the airport. Of course, if you’ve opted for a package holiday, you won’t need to worry about this.

Book excursions in advance

The best way to get out and about and see the island’s main sights is via excursions. Of course, you could book these once you arrive but if you want to ensure you don’t miss out, it’s best to book in advance. There are day trips to Cancun’s most amazing sights, like Chichen Itza or the Mayan Ruins of Tulum. For a day of fun and excitement, you can go to Xcaret Eco Theme Park or snorkeling off a catamaran. You can even opt to go caving or sea fishing. There’s lots to see and do here, so take your time to research what’s on offer and book any excursions beforehand.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about planning a trip to Cancun this summer.

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